Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have been deployed on the Second Niger Bridge to commence 24-hour surveillance to protect it from vandals.
ADULAWO NEWS gathered that security action was taken following reports a few weeks ago that vandals stole certain road fittings from the newly inaugurated Second Niger Bridge.
A source had told journalists that the expansion joint walkway from axis 330 of the bridge was the missing item.
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In a statement, however, on Sunday (today), the Anambra Command of the Nigeria Police said 24-hour surveillance has started on the bridge.
Speaking with journalists in Awka on Sunday, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, CP Aderemi Adeoye, said the surveillance was in collaboration with the police command in Delta.
Adeoye said that no arrest had been made, but that an investigation was still ongoing regarding the recent vandalism of the bridge.
He said that the patrol would be both mobile and static, adding that it had been scheduled among divisions to cover night and day surveillance.
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The police commissioner warned criminal elements, who might wish to try their luck again, to perish the idea, as they would be rounded up and made to face the law of the land.
“We have commenced round-the-clock intensive surveillance on the second Niger bridge, which is a national asset. We are working in collaboration with Delta State Command, which also shares the asset, to achieve comprehensive coverage.
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“We are happy that the vandalised parts have been replaced with more fortification, but we want to warn anybody who would wish to attempt another attack on the facility to desist because such a person will be caught. Our surveillance is 24 hours, and it will be more intense at night,” Adeoye said.